Language Teaching and Learning Research (LTLR) grants, University of Pittsburgh
Deadline to apply: February 3, 2020
The University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies will award up to two Language Teaching and Learning Research (LTLR) Grants for scholars to conduct research projects on-site at the Summer Language Institute in June – July 2020. Funded projects must focus on the teaching and learning of one or more of the following priority languages: Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Polish, Russian, Turkish, and Ukrainian. Other languages that are taught at the SLI may be included in a project proposal in addition to these priority languages; see www.sli.pitt.edu for the complete list of language courses offered. Applicants may propose to be in residence in Pittsburgh for either all or a portion of the two-month duration of the SLI, according to the needs of their projects.
Guidelines: Applicants should propose projects that will take advantage of the unique environment and resources available at an intensive campus-based summer language institute, while not placing excessive demands on the time of SLI instructors or students. Projects involving the development of online language instructional materials are of particular interest, but other types of projects that make significant contributions to language teaching and learning will also be considered. Successful applicants will be responsible for obtaining IRB approval or exemption for research projects involving human subjects and for obtaining the informed consent of research subjects, if applicable, before starting to work on their projects.
LTLR grant recipients will be expected to submit a report of their research results to REEES by October 2020; to acknowledge REEES and the SLI as sponsors in any publications based on their funded projects; and to make their research products (including raw data, if possible) available for dissemination to other language instructors and scholars on a University of Pittsburgh website.
Eligibility: Applicants must hold a master’s or doctoral degree in an academic field related to foreign language education or be enrolled in a relevant graduate degree program. As REEES and the SLI are unable to provide mentors to supervise research projects, applicants must demonstrate the ability to conduct self-directed research by presenting evidence of academic publications or other documentation of their capacity for independent work.
How to Apply: Applications will be processed via the Submittable online system at https://ucis.submittable.com/submit/48081. Upon first accessing the application form, applicants will be directed to a welcome screen at Submittable.com and invited to create a new user account. All other required documentation may then be uploaded through this account. A complete application must include:
- Application form.
- Curriculum vitae, including a list of any previous publications on language teaching and learning and any foreign language teaching experience.
- Research proposal of up to two pages, clearly outlining the rationale and expected outcomes of the project and how the applicant will utilize the unique resources housed at the University of Pittsburgh. In addition to the wide range of intensive less-commonly-taught language courses at the SLI, resources available on Pitt’s campus include the Robert Henderson Language Media Center (www.polyglot.pitt.edu) and the University Center for Teaching and Learning (www.teaching.pitt.edu).
- Itemized budget of anticipated expenses to carry out the project. Applicants may request a total of $2,000 to $4,000 for housing, food and other living expenses; round-trip travel to Pittsburgh, if applicable; and research-related costs such as materials or software purchases, statistical or technology consulting services, etc. (please note that hardware purchases are not eligible for LTLR funding). All expenses should be justified in a brief budget narrative. Applicants are encouraged to seek supplemental funding from their home institutions.
- Letter of recommendation from a faculty member in a field related to foreign language education, addressing the intellectual merit and significance of the proposed project and the applicant’s qualifications to carry it out. For graduate students and applicants without a publication record, this letter should also address the applicant’s scholarly potential and ability to conduct independent research.
Priority consideration will be given to applications submitted by February 3, 2020. Only complete applications will be considered. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all documentation is submitted by the deadline. A selection committee at the University of Pittsburgh will review all eligible applications. Award notifications will be made by March 16, 2020.
For questions about the LTLR program, please contact REEES Assistant Director Gina Peirce at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Invitation to the 25th Annual Preparing Future Faculty Conference
Friday, February 7, 2020
You are cordially invited to the 25th Annual Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) Conference: Charting Your Course: Strategies for Academic & Professional Careers on Friday, February 7th, 2020 from 8:30 am – 5:00 pm.
The PFF Conference is a one-day professionalization event designed to provide graduate students from all disciplines and at all phases of their educations with important information about preparing for their future academic careers. This year the conference will consist of four sessions (three panels and one round table) addressing different issues of concern to graduate students. Topics will range from navigating the job market, to issues in higher education, to exploring the variety of professional opportunities available inside (and outside) of academia, among other subjects. Visit our website for more information and to view the program.
The conference is free and open to all Indiana University graduate students, but please register early for the free lunch. Limited space is available for the luncheon, and registration closes Friday, January 31st. Contact Denise Ambriz for more information.
Preparing Future Faculty Conference
When: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm on Friday, February 7th, 2020
Where: Indiana Memorial Union (IMU): Solarium, Whittenberger Auditorium, State Rooms East and West
Contact: Denise Ambriz (email@example.com)
Call for Nominations: American Association for Ukrainian Studies
Deadline to apply: February 15, 2020
The American Association for Ukrainian Studies (AAUS) invites nominations (including self-nominations) for a new round of the AAUS Article, Book and Translation Prizes.
For this round, articles, books and book-length translations from Ukrainian into English published in 2018-19 are eligible. Copies and e-copies of nominated monographs and translations should be sent to all members of the current AAUS Book Prize committee and AAUS Translation Prize committee. For the Article Prize, the nominated articles can be uploaded via the website or emailed as pdfs to Article Prize committee members listed on the website.
Deadline for nominated works to be received by the members of the prize committees is February 15, 2020.
To nominate a book, article or translation for the AAUS Prize, click at the relevant link here.
Winners will be announced in early May 2020 and awards will be presented at the AAUS business meeting that will take place during the ASN Convention at Columbia University (May 7-9, 2020).
The University Graduate School will host its annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition February 19 and 27. Three Minute Thesis is a research communication competition founded by the University of Queensland that challenges graduate students to present a compelling oration on their thesis or dissertation research to a general audience in just three minutes.
Current IUB master's and doctoral students are eligible to participate, and attendance is open to the public. The event celebrates the work conducted by IUB graduate students and provides an outstanding opportunity for presentation skill practice and cross-disciplinary networking. Please consider distributing the invitation below and promoting this opportunity with your students:
9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m.
Dogwood Room, IMU
Georgian Room, IMU
Competition Winner: $500
People’s Choice: $250
Learn More and Register
Visit graduate.iu.edu for full event details and to register.
Registration closes Feb. 12.
The University Graduate School invites you to participate in the 2020 IUB Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition.
3MT is an academic communication competition that challenges masters and doctoral students to present their research in three minutes or less to a general audience. 3MT celebrates the discoveries made by research students and encourages you to communicate the importance of your research to the broader community.
Current IUB graduate students are eligible to participate. Don’t miss this opportunity to practice your presentation skills and compete to win up to $500.
“What is the Three Minute Thesis?”, a webinar overview of the competition, will be held on January 23 at 1 p.m. beginning a series of optional preparation events open to all interested students. Visit graduate.iu.edu for more information and to sign up.
Professional Development Opportunity: Collections, Services & Dissertation Research Online Workshop
Date of occurrence: February 27th, 2020
his workshop will feature subject librarians and faculty advisors offering helpful perspectives, as well as advice from doctoral students about their experiences conducting research abroad.
The workshop will be held online through Blackboard Ultra on Thursday, February 27th at 9:00 AM CST.
You can register early for the workshop here: https://tinyurl.com/t2tmsbt.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Polish American Arts Association of Washington, DC Scholarships
Deadline to apply: March 15, 2020
The Polish American Arts Association of Washington, DC (http://paaa.us/) invites undergraduate or graduate students to apply for its 2020 scholarship awards. A number ofgrants, with a value of up to $5,000 each, will be awarded to full-time students of Polish or Polish-American descent whose fine academic record and accomplishments show promise of professional and societal contributions.
Basic eligibility requirements include the following:
Student must be a resident of D.C., Maryland or Virginia OR attend an accredited college in D.C., Maryland or Virginia.
Student must be a US citizen and of Polish or Polish-American descent.
Application and documentation must be received by March 15, 2020.
The full list of requirements, as well as an application form, are attached. The documents can be easily printed and posted for students to peruse at their convenience. The information is also available on the PAAA website http://paaa.us/scholarship/.
Call for Translators, Copy Editors, Indexers - The Ukrainian Institute at Harvard University
The Ukrainian Research Institute at Harvard University is building a database of experienced translators, copy editors, and indexers to assist with publications projects on an as-needed basis.
Apply online at https://huri.harvard.edu/news/news-from-huri/370 to join our list of potential freelancers. Applicants must submit their resume, a list of relevant experience, and one or two samples of their work at the time of application.
• Ukrainian to English translators, preferably native English speakers • Copy editors with intimate knowledge of Ukrainian studies • Indexers who have prior experience preparing indices
Questions may be directed to Oleh Kotsyuba, Manager of Publications, at mailto:email@example.com
-About HURI's publishing program-
Established to fill a void in academic publishing, HURI’s publishing program produces award-winning resources of the highest caliber.
In addition to the journal Harvard Ukrainian Studies, the Institute publishes English translations of early Ukrainian literary monuments and a variety of monographs, including works of research and analysis, and comparative studies.
HURI’s monograph publications are available for purchase through Harvard University Press and Amazon, and Harvard Ukrainian Studies is available directly from the Institute. Contact us to receive a free catalog, or http://huri.harvard.edu/pubs.
Literature on war in Afghanistan?
We at the University of Pittsburgh are planning an international PEN event that will involve bringing together contemporary creative writers who have written (in English or translated into English) on war in Afghanistan. Although the dominant focus is on the US and Soviet wars, we are potentially interested in the broader late 20th century, including the Saur revolution (the so-called “Communist insurrection”) (1978); the Soviet–Afghan War (1979–1989); the civil war (1989–92; 1992-96; and 1996-2001), and the US invasion (2001–present).
If you happen to know works (authors, titles) that could contribute to this project, I would be grateful if you could send information to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.